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jackson led a march today commemorating the life of the 15-year-old majorette who performed at president obama's inauguration. the teenager shot in the back killed also on tuesday. now, before i tell you why i think the assault weapons ban that the president is seeking is almost beside the point when it comes to gun violence, let's see how new orleans and other violence-plagued cities are dealing. the super bowl just hours away. security sky high in the big easy. >> i can stand here and it tell you without a doubt that this week there is no safer place to be than the city of new orleans. >> that is a comfort for many thousands of visitors to the city struggling to recover from the plague of violent crime crime that followed hurricane katrina in 2005. >> when you hear the stories it breaks your heart to know that they have been able to see first hand what is going on in the streets. >> this 11-year-old boy almost didn't make it. in may of 2012 gunmen using assault weapons fired on his birthday party. his cousin and another innocent bystander were killed. this youngster was shot in the nec
with a soft drink company. in the '80s, michael jackson teamed up with pepsi. ♪ you're the pepsi generation >> reporter: more recently, so did pink and britney spears, laying the foundation for beyonce's reported $50 million deal with the cola company. ♪ you belong with me >> reporter: some marketing experts say swift is different. appealing to a younger crowd. >> michael jackson, beyonce, they've never put themselves out there as the positive dream, that you can do it if you try, there's no need to cheat, wholesome attitude and mentality that taylor swift projects. >> reporter: swift may be under fire, but she remains widely popular, giving new meaning to the name "pop princess." ♪ >> reporter: for "today," nbc news, los angeles. >>> up next, speaking of singers, we'll take a look at -- or listen actually, why so many people, even the professionals, have such a tough time with our anthem. we're just looking, right? of course. this is the leo diamond. [ woman ] wow. [ man ] it's the first diamond ever independently certified to be visibly brighter. it's perfect. it even fits. that's bec
that were doing desk duty in the police department, bring them out. reverend jesse jackson's marching. reverend acry and the ministers. i think a lot of people that were concerned has escalated concerns. i think it's got to lead to the whole national drive that many of us are in around gun control. >> but here's what's so interesting. let's look at the city of chicago where this is a horrific really crime wave for the past year plus. this is a city that doesn't have gun shops. it does not have gun ranges. it has some of the toughest laws. so why is that not working? >> that is exactly why you need national laws. because in the city of chicago there are no gun shops. in the city of chicago there are strict gun laws. but 20% of the guns confiscated in chicago come from a gun shop right outside of chicago. so unless you have national laws, you are not going to be able to do it with just local municipal laws because you can't build walls around the city. 20% of the guns they find come from one gun shop, which is just a couple of miles outside of the city limits. if you had national legisl
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